Missouri Civics Education Initiative Unveiled to Promote Active and Engaged Citizenship

Missouri Chamber

State Legislative Effort Supported By Former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist

Carl Bernstein & Nine State Co-Chairs including former Missouri Governor Bob Holden


Jefferson City – Honoring the anniversary of United States Constitution, signed on this date in 1787, former Missouri Governor Bob Holden; Dan Mehan, President & CEO of the Missouri Chamber of Commerce & Industry; former State Senator Glen Klippenstein and former state representatives Mike Talboy and Shane Schoeller today announced the Missouri Civics Education Initiative. This state legislative effort aims to ensure all Missouri high school graduates have a basic understanding of United States civics and history.

According to the Pew Research Center, only about one-third of Americans can name the three branches of the United States government, much less say what each does. Further, studies of high school students in Oklahoma and…

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